Culture of Taiwan
People in Taiwan speak the Standard Mandarin language. The linguistic diversity of Taiwan is rather diverse according to a fractionalization scale which for Taiwan is 0.5028. The followers of folk religions are the religious majority in the country. 78% of Taiwan's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Taiwan. The rate of urbanization in Taiwan is considered to be 0.
The national anthem of Taiwan is called 'San Min Chu-i', which in English means 'Three Principles of the People'. It was adopted in 1937. The lyrics have been written by Sun Yat-sen.
The first McDonalds in Taiwan was opened on 28 January 1984, and it was located in Taipei City, Taiwan. At the moment Taiwan has 388 operating McDonalds restaurants. The number of operating McDonalds restaurants in a country is indicative of the influence of Western culture and globalization in that country. Operating McDonalds restaurants could also have a direct impact on the health of a nation's citizens. Around 18% of the population of Taiwan are obese.
The rate of alcohol consumption in Taiwan and the relative distribution of different alcohol types are unknown, which might indicate the lack of traditional alcohol distribution industry.
One of the most popular national dishes of Taiwan is beef noodle soup.